Mount Kinbō (Kumamoto)
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|Elevation||665.2 m (2,182 ft)|
|Mountain type||Composite volcano, Lava dome|
|Last eruption||0.2 Ma BP|
Mount Kinbō (金峰山 Kinbō-san) or Mount Kinpō (金峰山 Kinpō-san) is a mountain in the west of Kumamoto city, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It is an extinct caldera-type volcano. Mount Kinbō overlooks the city of Kumamoto and is used for sightseeing and for radio and TV broadcast antennas.
Older than nearby Mount Aso, it formed over the past 100 million years. Extensive volcanic activity took place 56 million years to 50 million years ago. The last eruption took place from 200,000 years to 150,000 years ago. In 1889 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the mountain. In 2016 the foreshock of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes also struck beneath Mount Kinbō.
- Kinbo (Kinpo) Zan - Geological Survey of Japan